Ukraine increased science funding by a third

Украина увеличила финансирование науки на треть

Liliya Hrynevych

The most significantly increased funding for the National Academy of Sciences almost 40%.

In 2018, the funding of science in Ukraine increased by more than 30% – up to UAH 6.1 billion (4.7 billion in 2017). About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of education.

The most significantly increased funding for the National Academy of Sciences – more than 38%. At the same time, funds for University science increased by 12.3%.

The Minister of science and education Lilia Grinevich declared that in 2017 was able to get out of “the dramatic decline in funding for science, which reached a minimum in 2016 and amounted to 0.16% of GDP from the state budget”.

However, she said that today the main funding for science goes to the National Academy of Sciences, which is completely independent from the Ministry of education and manages its own budget independently.

“So, in 2017 had of 2.72 billion. For comparison, funding for science, which manages the Mont, and that funding for University science, made all 621,5 million. In this part of these funds goes towards competitive funding for research projects that can also benefit from the institutes of the Academy. Thus, the University science that is responsible of the MES receives only 10% of the total Finance science”, – said the Minister.

As reported Корреспондент.netfrom January 2018, the salaries of teachers in Ukraine has grown by 25%. While the consolidated budget for education has almost reached 222 billion.

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